Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 10 inches and the total length of your growing baby is around 15.75 inches. Your baby weighs about 2.4 pounds at this point. Your uterus is a little more than 3 inches above your bellybutton. Your weight gain at this time should be between 17 and 24 pounds.
Blood vessel in the umbilical cord. For several months, the umbilical cord has been the baby's lifeline to the mother. Nourishment is transferred from the mother's blood, through the placenta, and into the umbilical cord to the baby. If the mother ingests any toxic substances, such as drugs or alcohol, the baby receives these as well!
You will probably begin visiting your caregiver once every two weeks. Week 28 is an important week for testing. You will probably be having your glucose tolerance test, an iron level test and if you are Rh negative, you should have an antibody test. The antibody test will determine if you and your baby will have any reactions to each other's blood differences. The glucose test will check for gestational diabetes.
Your baby's brain continues to develop and is now forming the folds and grooves of a fully developed brain. The amount of tissues within the brain also continues to increase in large amounts. The hair that covers your baby's scalp is also getting longer. Your baby is now large enough for presentation to be determined and your doctor might be able to find out if your baby is at risk for being breech. If your baby is breech, don't panic. There is still time for the baby to rotate.
Comments on week 28
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funtimemum80 - 11.7 hours ago
I'm slowly getting better, I'm up and about which is a start, have Drs tomorrow for more anti biotics, Tuesday I have routine bloods being taken, I'm always anemic in pregnancy and with not eating properly the past few weeks I'm a bit concerned at the iron levels in my blood. Taking supplements isn't an option as I just sick them back up, the moment they hit my stomach they come straight back up??! Today I woke up and ordered my pushchair 😊 It's the only thing we had to buy really - apart from milk and toiletries- so I did some research and brought my new toy. I'm not breastfeeding this time, mainly due to lack of time, also I never seem to get a good supply going and always end up mixing feeds so I'm just going to skip the boob and bottle feed, this should hopefully get us all into a routine quicker and if needed I have other 'hands' to help. Here in the uk they advise ready made liquid milk for the 1st 6 weeks which is expensive, so I will start buying bottles sometime in March to stock up a good supply. He already has new bottles ect just need a new steriliser ( I prefer to use liquid steriliser)
bgscoobyluver - 2 days ago
Hey funtime, I am so sorry u have been ill. 15hrs! Woohoo! But I sure hope u start to feel better
funtimemum80 - 3 days ago
Hey scooby- I had the worse Braxton hicks with my 4th pregnancy, I started to notice them early ( around 16 weeks) by the time I was at this stage every night I would have them regularly and would keep me up in discomfort. By the time I went into labour she flew out and I went from 5-10cm within an hour! Strange really as I don't recall having them previously or after and have never had an easier birth since!! I've certainly not felt them this time but I've been so run down and unwell I keep forgetting I'm pregnant! My husband came home from work yesterday and I fell asleep for 15 hours!!!! He woke me up this morning and I thought I was in a dream, he dealt with the kids and house and just left me to rest, the man has been so good this week working and coming home to look after me and the kids. I've not eaten much and I weighed myself today, I've lost 8lbs which I'm so upset about but as soon as I can I will cook lots and eat lots and get my health back to shape. Good luck with your dr appointment scooby 😊
bgscoobyluver - 3 days ago
aussie and funtime I am so sorry yall are having a hard time. I am tryin to get my house orgasnized in the midst of 4 kids, n homeschoolin and workingon my masters degree. WHEW! I have been sweelin and wen i have a braxton hick i feel pressure which freaks me out. I dont kno if its normal bc there r 2 n not much rm. idk. my doc app is nxt wk. Anyway. hope u ladies feel better
funtimemum80 - 3 days ago
Hey Aussie, it's not forever just a blip, hold on in there X I've been so I'll these past few weeks fighting a kidney and chest infection, all I've done is pop pills and try and rest, I've had fevers, cold sweats, hot sweats and a list of crappy symptoms, I honestly feel like I'm never going to feel normal..... I want to start enjoying my pregnancy and washing his clothes ect but I'm so weak and surrounded by children suffering with a sickness bug all that is just a dream right now, if only I could sleep long enough to dream without being woken up by a sick child...... I think I'm finally exhausted!!
aussiemumma86 - 4 days ago
Hey ladies im so over being pregnant. Im over being so emotional and fighting with my partner im over my other kids at the minute i have so much going on i just want to run away...
angelfree77 - 40 days ago
My hands, legs, and feet have been swelling a lot lately. I had to take off my wedding ring and I've been sitting backwards on the couch with my feet kicked up on the back. I started watching my sodium intake and drinking more water. I hope that helps. The problem with me is that I never drink enough. Never have. I just never feel thirsty, so I have to constantly remind myself to drink.
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